Samoyed

Originally bred to hunt, haul sledges, and herd reindeer, the Samoyed dog breed proved a valuable companion for northwestern Siberia’s Samoyede people. Among the breed’s duties: pack hiking, tracking, and warming their owners by sleeping on top of them at night.

Even though these are purebred dogs, you may find them in the care of shelters or rescue groups. Remember to adopt! Don’t shop if you want to bring a dog home.

 

As a working breed, Samoyeds can be strong-willed at times, but above all they remain friendly, gentle, and devoted family dogs. They’re affectionate with almost everyone, so long as new people don’t mind some shedding and stray hairs on their clothes.

 

Vital Stats

Dog Breed Group

Working Dogs

Height

1 foot, 7 inches to 2 feet tall at the shoulder

Weight

50 to 60 pounds

Life Span

12 to 14 years

Stuff For Samoyed Fans

Breed Characteristics

Adaptability

3/5

All-Around Friendliness

5/5

Health And Grooming Needs

3/5

Trainability

4/5

Physical Activity

4/5